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Gurkha Chef

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Asian, Nepalese, Indian, Halal
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5 Palmerston Road, Aberdeen AB11 5QP, Scotland
+44 1224 586005
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If this restaurant was in Union Square it would be packed every evening but situated just outside the main car park, it doesn't get the footfall it deserves and at times is quiet. We eat here regularly as the food is superb. It's a varied menu with a number of tasty dishes. Just try it.

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Thank Tombobusbo
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wre recommended this place by a family friend. Well. It was alright. We were the only people in the restaurant. The restaurant was cold and I had my scarf on most of the time. The radiators were put on for us but they near reached anything more than luke warm. Overall we expected it to be a lot nicer... More 

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Thank JellyBunny_x
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food and atmosphere. Will certainly my be going back for a second visit. The price was great and a great find :) Would recommend to anyone who likes a good curry, or something a wee different.

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Thank Gemma B
Scotland, United Kingdom
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231 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this restaurant. The staff are very pleasant, the food is excellent and good prices. Much better food than many Indian restaurants in Aberdeen. I have nearly tried them all! Will be back for sure

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Thank littlereddevilag
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We'd often fancied trying this restaurant, but hadn't quite got around to it until last night. It turned out to be a real hidden gem near by Union Square. Excellent Service, fantastic food quality and reasonably priced. This would be a great alternative to the busy overpriced options within Union Square as its only a short walk away! Will definitely... More 

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Portlethen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

My partner booked table to celebrate my birthday, so glad I had hinted! Certainly wasn't disappointed....this is a lovely little gem of a place, excellent food rich aromatic flavours, attentive but not intrusive service from the extremely friendly staff. Will definitely return.

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Thank LoriMid22
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Visited on a Thursday night, there were only 2 other tables in use, however I needn't have worried as the the various dishes which we had were all excellent. The Royal Chicken Tikka was delicious and I also loved the Himalayan Lamb which had lots of huge chunks of meat. The only downsides were the onion bhajis (a bit solid... More 

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Thank rvd147
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We have a family meal for 4 at the Gurkha Chef and the taste was fantastic, I normally look for a set menu Indian meal, but at time we head here, the flavors are always fantastic, but for the price, we could be doing with a few extra nibbles to top the meal off, a set-menu for 4 would be... More 

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Thank harrymack19
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Tried this place out during a lunch break. They had a great little lunch menu consisting of an optional starter, main dish with rice or chapati. Portion size was ideal for lunch. Excellent service from the staff. Definitely worth the jaunt across the road from Union Square for a different experience from the usual chains! Will definitely return for an... More 

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Thank Neil C
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Popped in for a quick lunch and was not disappointed. Himalayan Lamb and Everest Chicken from the lunch menu were perfectly bursting with flavours. My lunch guest wasn't too keen to share the dishes as she isn't a fan of lamb, but once she tasted it I had to settle for most of the chicken dish! The decor is still... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Nepalese, Indian, Halal
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Palmerston Road, Aberdeen AB11 5QP, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Aberdeen
  • Phone Number: +44 1224 586005

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?